Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan underwent a liver transplant in Belarus, Channel 10 reported Tuesday.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko hinted at Dagan being the recipient of the transplant during a Tuesday press conference. The leader said he didn’t want to say the name of the person in question, “but he is known.”
Dagan resigned as head of the Israeli spy agency in 2010, and has since been a leading public critic of the “stupid” idea of Israel striking at iran’s nuclear facilities, considering such action at this stage as dangerously premature.
The operation was carried out by local surgeons, the report said. American and German doctors were asked to perform it, but “no one wanted to carry out a liver transplant operation on a former head of the Mossad,” Lukashenko said.
The report did not say why Dagan needed to leave Israel in order to receive the transplant, or what necessitated the replacement of his liver.